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Regina B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4499) interviewed by ,

Oral History

Videotape testimony of Regine B., who was born in Paris, France in 1925, the older child of Polish-Jewish immigrants. She recalls an impoverished, but intellectually satisfying childhood; increasing antisemitism; German invasion; evacuation to Limoges to escape bombings; expulsion from college because she was Jewish; internment in Drancy with her family; her mother convincing the camp administration to release Regine and her brother due to them being born in France; returning to her family home; denunciation by neighbors; escaping to Yerres with her brother; and hiding with a non-Jewish aunt, who was also hiding her Jewish uncle. Mrs. B. describes bartering for food with her aunt; receiving false papers; visiting Paris; receiving postcards from her parents until their deportation to Auschwitz; she, her brother, and her uncle being denounced, escaping arrest due to a visit to Paris; her uncle's arrest (she never saw him again); remaining at her aunt's house until liberation; returning to Paris; working at an American military outpost; and emigration to the United States with her brother. Mrs. B. discusses feeling empowered by sharing her experiences; and participation in the Brookline Holocaust Memorial Committee. She shows documents.

Author/Creator
B., Regine, 1925-2014.
Published
Brookline, Mass.: Brookline Holocaust Memorial Committee, 1991
Interview Date
April 23, 1991.
Locale
France
Paris
Paris (France)
Limoges (France)
Drancy (France)
Yerres (France)
Brookline (Mass.)
Language
English
Cite As
Regine B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4499). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/13322602
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